Charles bowne cabe
US 1305442 A
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C. B. CARR.
APPLICATION FILED JUNE I4. 1918.
Patented June 3, 1919.
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' CHARLES 'B'owivE' cannon NEW was; v. Y.
To. all whom it may concern Be it knownthat 1, CHARLES BOWNE CARR,
a citizen of the United States,:and.resident "of New York city,
in the county: of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful. Eye Wipers, of which the following is a specifications-1 This invention relates-to a device-for re-' moving from the eye small particleslof dust, sand, cinders or the likeivhiclrinayhave been lodged therein, or embedded in: the membrane thereof. i.
The invention has for an object to provide 7 a simple and inexpensive device whereby cinders, said, grit or other foreign matter which may have become lodged iritthe eye.
may be readily removed.
' A further object-is to providea device by which such foreign substance may beeasily removed by the person in whose eye it may have become lodged or embedded without requiring the employment of a mirror or the like to locate the substance.
A still further obj ect of my invention is to provide a device of this kind which may be readily carried in the pocket or in purses, hand bags or the like.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following descriptions and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
Figure 1 of the drawings is a side elevation of the device with its protecting cap in place.
Fig. 2 is a similar view with the protecting cap removed.
Fig. 3 is a view, partly in elevation and partly in vertical section at right angles to Fig. 2, with the cap in place.
Fig. 4c is an enlarged horizontal section on the line H of Fig. 2..
Fig. 5 is a side elevation, partly broken away, of a modification.
Referring now to Figs. 1 to 4. my improved device comprises a base or handle 2 which is preferably of cylindrical shape and of such a size as tobe conveniently held between the thumb and fingers. This base may be of any suitable material such as hard rubber and may have a knurled exterior finish as shown.
Projecting from this base is a U-shaped wire whose are secured is the .base 2, being here shownas :in as indicated at 4 and5. i .Supported by the .wire .3 is a comparaworl; on the the-latter. I 1
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embedded theretively thin, flatv strip 6 of soft rubber which -may be termed a wiper. In the modification shown in Figs, 1 to. a this stripis molded 7 over the wire 3 and onto the base 2- The Wire? is of re'silient metal, suchas steel and of very small si'zethe wiper thus possessing thev necessary-flexibility and. resiliency; to
eye without fear of injury to no-txinuseiIp'rovide a cap which-may be screwed on the-threaded neck 8 formed on the" base %2--.o'r otherwise. detachably secured to the latter.
:In the modification shown' ;=in' 'Fign'5' the =.:devi'ce has a base 2, similar to the base 2,
which supports a U-shaped wire 3, similar to the wire 3.
In this modification however, the wiper comprises a thin rubber tube 10, closed at one end, which is slipped over the wire 3 and is held in place by having its inturned end 11 stretched over a bead 12 formed on the base 2. The base is also provided with a threaded neck 7 for attaching a cap thereto. It will be apparent that this tube when in place constitutes also, in eifect, a thin, flat strip of soft rubber, the tube being of a diameter to cause it to flatten out over the wire when applied to the latter and assume the shape in cross section shown in Fig. 4:.
In using my device it is preferable to first moisten the wiper which is then gently rubbed over the eyeball or against the inner surface of the lids.
The rubber surface coming in contact with a cinder or other small particles of matter, which may have become attached to or embedded in the membrane of the eye or lid, will immediately dislodge the latter by reason of the adhesive nature of the rubber which causes it to grip the cinder, this grippmg also by the flexibility of the wiper.
This device can be used without any danger of injury to the eye, and without any pain to the user, the delicate membranes of the eye being in no manner hurt by the passage of the smooth and flexible wiper, thereover.
It will be apparent also that with this device the necessity of locatingthe foreign matter by sight obviates; since the perssn power of the rubber being enhanced in whose eye it may have become lodged may remove it by simply passing the Wiper over the portion of the eye and lid Where the irritation is felt.
My improved device is simple in construction and may be cheaply manufactured, While it may be readily carried around in the pocket, or otherwise, by the prospective user.
It Will be apparent that various other changes and modifications may be made than that herein shown Without departing from the spirit of the invention and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the appended claims.
What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is as follows:
1. A device of the class described, comprising a Wiper composed of a comparatively thin strip of soft rubber and a resilient stiffening wire molded Within and extending entirely around the lateral edges of said strip near the periphery thereof.
2. A device of the class described compris- Copies ofthis patent may lie obtained for five cents each, by addressing the ing a Wiper composed of a comparatively thin strip of soft rubber, and a U shaped Wire forming a stiffening device molded Within and extending lengthwise of said strip Within the latter and near opposite edges thereof.
3. A device of the class described comprising a rigid base having a screw-threaded end, a are secured in said screw-threaded end, a soft rubber strip molded over said loop in such manner that the Wires of said loop lie adjacent the lateral edges of said strip near the periphery thereof, and a screw-threaded cover adaptedto engage the screw-threaded end of said base,
Signed at 63 Park Row, New York city,
N. in the county of'NeW York and State of .New'York, this 16th day of April, A. D.
CHARLES BOWVNE CARR.
GEO; N. Vnnrrzrm,v Tnos. Hemmer Commissioner of Patents,
Washington, D. 0.?
flexible Wire loop the ends of Which